WELCOME TO YEAR 6
Our new topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. We will be taking a trip back in time to find out all about what made this ancient civilisation was so successful! Where possible, subjects will be linked to our new topic, enabling us to explore it in great depth! If you have an artefacts/items that you think would be useful for this topic, please feel free to bring them in! Below, you can find the key concepts that will be covered, as well as Nandos homework for this term.
Please note when we return to school, year 6 should arrive no earlier than 9am to allow for social distancing between bubbles (apart from those with younger siblings or in breakfast club). Home time will be 3.15pm.
PE days will be Thursday and Friday, Remember to come to school in your PE kits - indoors Thursday and outdoors Friday.
Welcome to Owl Class
Spring Term 1
This term our topic is called 'Mission Possible'. Throughout Spring 1, we will delve into the wonderful world of spies and detectives. Where possible, subjects will be linked to our topic, in order for us to gain as much understanding as we can.
In English, we will be studying the book Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz and this will form the basis of our English lessons. The children will consider the difficult decision that Alex Rider (the main character) has to face and decide whether they believe he should or should not join MI5. In addition, they will design and create an advert for a spy gadget, using inspiration from well-known spy films and books.
In art, the children will learn how to draw people in motion and in geography they'll get to grips with a range of useful map skills. Our science unit this half term is Electricity and the children will get the chance to create simple and parallel circuits as well as designing an intruder alarm! As well as all of this, the children will continue to learn about a range of faiths in RE, about musical notation in music and much much more!
Below are the key concepts that we will cover and you can find our curriculum map below:
Things to remember this term:
PE: Our PE days are still going to be Thursday and Friday. Children should come to school WEARING their PE kit on these days and they will wear them throughout the day. Please ensure that your child comes equipped with t-shirt and shorts as well as tracksuit top and bottoms (any dark colour is fine) and old trainers for outdoor PE. Thursday will be indoor PE - gymnastics and on Friday it will be outdoors - football with coach.
Homework: For Spring term, the homework will mostly be maths related. Each child will be given a brand new CGP book to work through in a specific order. The order can be found inside the front cover of the CGP book and the children will be reminded each week of the pages to complete. It is important that they work through the pages in this order so that it matches up with what the children have been learning in school. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and must be returned for marking by the following Thursday, when the children will mark it in class. Please note that if homework is handed in at a later date, it will not be marked.
Reading: Once again, reading continues to be a huge focus within all primary schools. Children are expected to read 3 times a week at least and should have this signed off by an adult each time. Children will be rewarded for reading at home: 5 reads with an adult = one house point :)
Spelling: We will continue to revise the spelling patterns in school each week, however there will be no Look, say, cover write check sheets to complete in Spring term. There will however be spelling lists provided each week on Spelling Frame for the children to practise. The login details for Spelling Frame can be found in the children's reading record books.
Extra Homework: For those of you who would like more homework, please take a look at the new Nando's challenge sheet below! In addition, remember to use TTRockstars to practise times tables. Also, there are many practice SATs papers below to try.
If you need to contact me, please do so through our class email: email@example.com
Nandos homework is a series of optional homework tasks linked to our topic. Below are some of the excellent examples that have been created so far. Enjoy!
Welcome To Owl Class
**Change to Zoom meetings**
After half-term, we will continue to have three zoom meetings a week, although the Wednesday meetings are changing slightly. The zoom codes stay the same for all meetings.
The three zoom meetings are:
- Monday - whole class - 10am
- Wednesday - groups of 10. Group 1 = 10am, Group 2 = 10:20am, Group 3 = 10:40am.
- Friday - whole class - 10am
Fact of the week:
If a starfish is split into five pieces, so long as each piece contains part of the central disc, then five starfish will survive.
I would love to see the work that you have produced! If you have any questions, would like to show me any work, or would like any feedback/help with your work, please email me at year6maltese.essex.sch.uk.